England rugby international Danny Cipriani has been fined £2,000 after an assault in a Jersey nightclub.
The Gloucester star pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest and was ordered to pay £250 compensation to a woman police officer.
Two other charges – larceny and being disorderly on licensed premises – were dropped.
The fly-half has seven days to pay the fine and compensation or face 10 weeks in prison.
Here’s how social media reacted:
Can Cipriani’s punishment be to fill the position of team mascot 🦁 for the first couple of games and all off-game community events? 😂@gloucesterrugby
— JJ (@JenniferAJohn) August 16, 2018
How many chances does this guy need to not be an asshole? – Danny Cipriani fined for assault in Jersey nightclub https://t.co/8oijruN1Wp
— Geoff Goode ⚡️ (@goode_ux) August 16, 2018
@gloucesterrugby You must sack Cipriani. Admitting to beating up a female police officer is despicable behaviour
— ian bishop (@bish1964) August 16, 2018
@gloucesterrugby Dump that thug Cipriani. He has always been and always will be trouble. What type of role model is he for the young ?
— Life Traveller (@philg2011j) August 16, 2018
So as long as you’re a bit of a celebrity and got some money the law doesn’t apply!! £2k fine is nothing to him, and it’s not his first offence either! The law is a joke!! #cipriani #celebritylaw #Stokes #McPartlin #celebsandplebs https://t.co/AyURVR9DmP
— Nick Cropper🏴 (@Crop1973) August 16, 2018
Bet there is a song and dance about Cipriani. He got nicked, he’s been fined a couple of grand (no bullshit court cases) the officer he ‘assaulted’ has got some beer money. Everyone’s ok, move the fuck on.
— Bannerz (@thekraken27) August 16, 2018
A sad story but not sure what’s ‘confusing’ about assault; ‘Defence advocate Mike Preston said Cipriani was sorry for the “confusing situation” and was “mortified if he harmed the police officer in any way”.’ https://t.co/cdxX2iIX4t
— Michael Smith (@revdmesmith) August 16, 2018
Cipriani caught life but Eddie Jones deffo binning him
— DJ Presnel -Mon Ami (@TeeRon10) August 16, 2018
— Tongs (@tongs_ya_bass) August 16, 2018
Cipriani is the definition of self destruct
Been given a massive in yet again to the National side to show his talents off after working hard to behave
And then …
BOOM fucked it
— JoeHoughton (@smokey_joey) August 16, 2018
— Rich EFR (@RichWickPhoto) August 16, 2018
Premiership side Gloucester sent a car to collect Danny Cipriani from court following his conviction for assaulting a doorman. The club is yet to make a statement. pic.twitter.com/aSs9XfmEoF
— Channel 103 (@Channel103) August 16, 2018
Cipriani appears to be a very lucky boy. I hope (but doubt) this is the last of these incidents and he can just foucs on actually doing a job on the field.
— Russ Brookes (@RussBrookes1981) August 16, 2018
@TomSwarbrick1 can we not talk about it Danny Cipriani has got away with it again
One rule for one comes to mind
— STEVE (@steviegunner) August 16, 2018
Big fan of Danny Cipriani's commitment to not being allowed to play rugby ever again.
Bet he's gutted he's only having to pay a £2k fine
— Rhys (@TheWranger) August 16, 2018
Just when Cipriani gets given international oppurtunities again he gets loose on a night out and fined 2k…
— Dylan Russell (@D_Russell94) August 16, 2018
What a great role model Danny Cipriani is for the knuckle-draggers in our society. Wouldn't it be a refreshing change if he was given community service in a battered womens refuge so he could see first hand the unacceptable face of "being a man".
— Ian Reid (@ianreid99) August 16, 2018